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Bella and Martin Abzug

Bella and Martin Abzug
"Oh, he loved to tweak people and say things like 'Hiya sweetums' to me because that was not exactly de rigueur in front of a bunch of strong feminists. He had this enormous sense of humor. I never knew what he was going to say....

"It was like having a warm fire: wherever I went over the years of struggle, there was always one place where the hearth was - Martin. I was enveloped by the warm fire of him....

"Now, every day, the fire has to be lit all over again....

What can I tell other people, that might help them, be of use? All I can say is, cherish your relationship, make sure you do whatever you possibly can to fulfill it. I had a dream recently, and in it I asked him, 'Martin, Martin, what should I do now?' And he smiled that funny smile he had and disappeared..."

1. Entire quote from Bella Abzug, "Martin, What Should I Do Now?" Ms. July-Aug. 1990, 96.

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